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Title Surrey Yeomanry sweetheart brooch/veteran's badge
Nationality British
Period c 1920

This design replaced the Earl of Middleton's crest when the regiment became Queen Mary's in 1911 upon the coronation of George V. It is one of those badges where it's actually quite hard to determine whether it is a veteran's pin or a sweetheart brooch; the simple answer is that it may well have served as both.

It is made of gilding metal with an electrogilt finish, the wreaths and logos being in vitreous enamel. It measures 3.9cm long.

There is some wear to this, but no obvious damage as such.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : British : 20th Century]


Just to let you know that the bayonet arrived safely this morning by Royal Mail. I am delighted with it and it will be put to very good use at some forthcoming events.

A F, UK, 23.05.2009

Everything AOK. Excellent stuff on your part. I would not hesitate to buy like objects off you again. My sincere thanks!

D S, Australia, 31.12.2007